This Week in Milford

January 10, 2020

Basketball on ice

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Mimi Thorp, Steve Luhm's Ghost Mops These Floors — robmize2013 @ 8:38 pm

In all the years I’ve read this strip, one of my pet peeves is the players wearing their game uniforms to practice. Its happened many times, and unless the school pays extra for 2 sets of uniforms for each player (which I severely doubt), its merely a comic strip habit, because there isnt one school who also does this. You wear sweats to practice in the real world.

I love how Alexa is defense-first. Every hoops coach worth his salt will say you rest on offense and work on defense. But most players dont wanna play D; theyd rather camp out at the 3-point line and bomb away, or go to the hoop and ram it down someones throat, then beat their chest down the court mugging for the crowd as an opponent races past them to score an easy put-back.

Mimi has to encourage her to get more involved at the offensive end, apparently because she thinks she’s still 14 and clumsy. But I dont think Bambi on the ice could play defense very well either. Speaking of which, we’ve been harping on how glassy the floors look since Steve Luhm took over as janitor, and now we’re getting a reference to ice and a blue floor that resembles an ice rink.  Theyre gonna need Yac-Trac cleats to practice on that stuff, which are pullover rubber soles with cleats underneath.

Image result for yak track cleats

I actually have a pair to use at my job as a mailman in the winter, and darned if we’re not getting an ice storm tomorrow so I can give em a workout.  Cant wait til the Larks have home-ice advantage.


  1. Mimi smackin her on the ass is definitely a Bozo no-no in this day and age, but being Milford, they are only in the 70’s at the latest

    Comment by franku2016 — January 11, 2020 @ 7:46 am

  2. Well at least she didn’t hit her with a riding crop.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 11, 2020 @ 9:55 am

  3. I second robmize on defense vs offense. Bill Russell appears on practically everybody’s short list of the greatest players of all time, but never came within a mile of a scoring title. Instead, he gave opponents nervous breakdowns by tying them up like an octopus, snatching rebounds from seemingly impossible positions, breaking up drives, and stripping the ball down low. While hardly at Russell’s level, the Knicks’ Phil Jackson (“Filthy Phil”) regularly guarded throw ins so effectively that the opponent would throw the ball away or otherwise blow the restart. More recently, Dennis Rodman did similar things, in addition to making every game a rebounding clinic. The naive used to ask “Why does the ball always come to Rodman?” when the real question was “How does Rodman know exactly where the ball will be a second and a half from now?”

    Comment by vaganova — January 11, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

  4. Hope you’re not slipping around out there, Rob. Where I grew up the postmen, at least the ones on foot, wore pith helmets. The ones on rural routes drove right-hand-drive Jeeps or, rarely, Subaru wagons.

    Surprised there haven’t been more comments on Mimi’s ass-slapping.

    Today’s post forthcoming.

    Comment by teenchy — January 11, 2020 @ 3:34 pm

  5. Teenchy, point well-taken. It was a round tuit situation for me, i.e., get around to it(ha).

    We had an incident at my work place where one of our dispatchers, a touchy-feely guy innocently gave a friendly pat on the butt to one of our drivers and she turned around and told him, do that again and I’ll deck you.
    Well, she got wrongfully fired and so she understandably sued the company. I don’t blame her for being upset but she made a fatal mistake of trying to hit the jackpot in the suit, rather than realistically aiming to get her back pay and damages. It got convuleted in a hurry for both parties.
    Really, whether at school or at the workplace, the furthest you should go is a handshake. Anything beyond that better be with the consent of both parties or you’re risking serious trouble.

    But as Frank mentioned, Thorpiverse is still in the Time Tunnel so whapping people’s fannies with her hand is still a part of standard practice. As long as she doesn’t do the same thing with her clipboard. Sheesh, we’d have another lukewarm mini-plot on our hands.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 12, 2020 @ 12:16 am

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